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  • Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. 2
    The second edition of a resource that is considered a standard reference in the field. Presents a cross-cultural approach that emphasizes religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture. The original 2,750 entries have been retained, many heavily updated, and approximately 600 entirely new articles have been added by an international team of scholars and contributors.
  • Grassland Biomes
    Examines grassland biomes that cover vast areas of the landmass of earth. It covers the two major types of grassland biomes: the temperate grasslands and the tropical grasslands.
  • Temperate Forest Biomes
    Covers the three major types of temperate forest biomes: Boreal forests (evergreen forests of the Pacific Northwest), Temperate Broadleaf Deciduous forests, and Mediterranean Woodland and Scrub forests.
  • Arctic and Alpine Biomes
    Covers the biomes at high altitudes and near the poles, including the arctic tundra biomes, the Mid-Latitude Alpine Tundra Biome (found in the mountain ranges of North America, Asia, and South America), and the tropical alpine tundra biome (for example, Hawaii).
  • Marine Biomes
    Covers the saltwater biomes that exist along coastlines, on the continental shelf, and the open sea, examining all aspects that define biomes.
  • Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States
    Focuses on the substance of American law, the processes that produce its legal principles, and the history of the Supreme Court, from its creation to the present. Overview essays address the history of such topics as citizenship, due process, Native Americans, racism, and contraception, emphasizing the social context of each and the social and political pressures that shaped interpretation.
  • Tropical Forest Biomes
    Covers the two major tropic forest biomes, tropical rainforests and tropical seasonal forests.
  • Desert Biomes
    Examines three different types of biomes: warm/hot deserts (such as the Mojave and Sahara deserts), cold deserts (such as Patagonia in South America), and the West Coast Fog Desert biomes, which occur on certain regions of the western edge of major continents.
  • The College Blue Book, ed. 39
    Guide to thousands of 2- and 4-year schools in the U.S. and Canada. Covers the expected listings and detailed descriptions, degree programs offered, scholarships, and occupational education programs.
  • Introduction to Biomes
    Provides an introduction to biomes. Discusses the concept of the biome and other geographic trends exhibited by life, including taxonomic and evolutionary patterns, related ecological concepts such as ecosystems and soils, and environmental factors that affect the nature of terrestrial and aquatic biomes at the global scale.
  • British Writers Classics, Vol. 1
    Bio-critical essays on the lives and works of more than 1,400 important authors from around the world. Entries include concise essays, citations, and biographical information that places the author's work in personal and historical context.
  • Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History, ed. 2
    A five-volume set and supplement covering all aspects of the African-American experience from 1619 to the present day. Using biographies, historical essays, and thematic pieces, many written by foremost scholars, it addresses a wide array of subjects in over 2,300 articles to define in one source the cultural roots, participation in American life, and current condition of the African-American community..
  • Genetics
    A comprehensive collection of articles on all aspects of genetics, from Mendel to the decoding of the human genome. Explains the workings of genes and chromosomes, genetic diseases, and biotechnology. Also covers the ethical, legal, and social issues connected to genetic science. Includes full-color photos and line drawings, a glossary of scientific terms, and coverage of careers in the field.
  • Dictionary of American History, ed. 3
    The first comprehensive revision of this classic reference source, originally published in 1940, features updated and revised entries from previous editions, as well as more than 800 new entries covering recent events and topics not covered previously. This authoritative work serves students, scholars, and general readers interested in a wide range of topics in American history, from the well studied and familiar to the obscure.